Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art - Izaak Walton
That the birds are indeed the musicians of the air is well justified amid the mysterious atmosphere of the Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka. To one who has been long in city pent might get well refreshment if he lends an ear to these musical chirpings which are quite contrary to the din and babble of a city life. Recently renamed as the Rajeev Gandhi National Park the Nagarhole Wildlife offers a sanctuary to a large variety of birds. In fact that there are about 250 species of birds that stay at this national park.
Some of the commonly viewed birds at the Nagarhole National Park are - the blue-bearded bee-eater, Malabar trogon, Malabar whistling thrush, crested serpent-eagle, crested hawk-eagle, Malabar pied-hornbill, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Indian Roller, Indian reed, Woodpeckers, Warblers, Grey jungle fowl, water fowl, scarlet minivet, ospreys, ducks, herons, red vented bulbul, ring dove, common babbler, scinaitar babbler, loriekeet, red whiskered bulbul, biyth's myna and other birds.
Feast your eyes on the riot of colors of the feathered species and enjoy the natural songs as the birds chirp, play and roam around in the jungle while on your wildlife tours to this enigmatic park.